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Seattle: Man shot dead during Joe Biden's victory celebrations

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 November 2020, 8:31 IST

Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man in the early morning of November 8 at 10th Avenue East and East Pike Street in Seattle, according to an official statement.

The shooting took place near the Capital Hill Organised Protest (CHOP) zone, an infamous area set up after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, during a celebration for Joe Biden's potential victory in the presidential elections, reported Sputnik.

According to police, the victim was "transported to Harborview Medical Center but later succumbed to his injuries".

Sputnik reported that a handgun was reportedly found near the crime scene and taken to the police. However, no suspect in the killing has been identified.

Celebrations in the US began after President-elect Joe Biden was projected the winner of the US Presidential elections, defeating President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the country.

In his third attempt, Biden, a four-decade Washington figure as a Senator and then a vice president, will become the oldest president to assume the role.


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First published: 10 November 2020, 8:30 IST